John Wesley Dillman

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John Wesley Dillman

Birthplace: Snyder, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 21, 1855 (71)
Newbern, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: Newbern Christian Cemetery, Newbern, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Dillman and Barbara Barbara Dillman
Husband of Lydia Dillman
Brother of Unknown Dillman; Evorah ? "Eve" Dillman; George Michael Dillman; Susan Keighler; Barbara Roush Rhorer and 8 others

Managed by: Tonya Mae Christman
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About John Wesley Dillman

Please note that the portrait now posted on this memorial has been altered for a purpose. It was believed to be a photo of John Wesley Dillman, when it is actually a photo of Ransom Davis, who is buried in the same cemetery as John Dillman, and was a contemporary of John's. Please see Ransom's photo at his memorial,

Ransom Davis has a biographical sketch in "Bartholomew County People," (1999) and it is accompanied by the photo that was previously believed to be John Dillman. Please do not continue to use the photo of Ransom Davis as John Dillman. I'm sure we all want to be as accurate as possible!

A huge THANK YOU to Carol Guinn Jenkins, contributor #47007536, for alerting me to my mistaken photo!

-KatyDee, July 13, 2015

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John Wesley Dillman was the son of Andrew Dillman and Anna Barbary Rousch. He was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky (later that area became Bracken County) when he was young. John married Lydia Rhorer, the daughter of a Dunkard minister. Census records show him living in Brown County, Ohio until 1840; he moved to Bartholomew County, Indiana between 1840-1850, where he spent the rest of his life. Census records indicate that John was a shoemaker and a farmer.

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Point of Interest: Many parents have named their sons John Wesley over the years, after the popular theologian.

John Wesley (1703-1791) was a very influential theologian and a founder of Methodism, the basic theology of numerous American denominations, including but not limited to, Methodist Episcopals, United Methodists, Free Methodists, Nazarenes, Wesleyans, Salvation Army and Churches of God. John's brother, Charles Wesley, was a prolific hymn lyrics writer; some his better known hymns include "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" and "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling."* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Feb 26 2020, 22:46:52 UTC

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John Wesley Dillman's Timeline

November 6, 1783
Snyder, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
October 21, 1855
Age 71
Newbern, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
Newbern Christian Cemetery, Newbern, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA